04/18/15 12:47pm

Mount Ida
Via Zillow, we publish this list from time to time when the list changes. These are homes that are pretty extraordinary and currently on the market in Alexandria, Virginia. This list features the historic Mount Ida residence we featured earlier this week.

The homes are listed from most expensive on down.

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04/18/15 10:55am

For our Saturday Roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites in the Alexandria area to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

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04/18/15 9:20am
Video of the week

Some time ago, I re-introduced the weekly palate cleanser posts (a.k.a. video of the week) on this blog. During the week, I post about road closures, stores opening, stores closing, news and things to do around Alexandria, Virginia. So, I thought maybe one post during the week could be just for fun. Therefore, a post that will cleanse the palate.

For this week, whether you have had a good week or a bad one, this new teaser trailer from the new Star Wars film really got me. The trailer was released during this week’s Star Wars Celebration. I was fine until the end where Han says to Chewie: “Chewie, we’re home.”.

What do you think about the trailer? Are you as excited for the new film as I am?

Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters December 18, 2015.

04/18/15 8:46am

An extraordinary home for sale in Alexandria, Virginia's Van Dorn neighborhood at 271 South Pickett Street

This extraordinary 1 bedroom,  1 bath condominium is for sale and located at 271 South Pickett Street in the Van Dorn neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Listing has an open house TOMORROW (4/19). To view other listings with an open house THIS WEEKEND, visit this link.

Via the listing

Fabulous ground flr condo w/ private fenced yard w/ patio/ updated kit w/ new granite cntrs, faucet, deep sink & new SS French dr refrigerator, walk-in pantry/ Pergo flooring/ fresh paint/ spacious MBR w/ walk-in closet/ frplc w/ marble surround/ 9 FT CLNGS/new windows & sliding glass drs/ updated bath w/ marble flr & new mirror & lgt/ newer W&D/ comm pool/ walk to shops & metro/OPEN SUN 4/19 1-4

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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04/18/15 8:06am

APD BadgeThe Alexandria Police Department is investigating a double felony assault after two adults injured each other.

The incident happened around 1:00 AM in the 700 block of N. Ripley Street (see below).

Both of the adults were taken to the hospital.

‘Felonious Assault’ is defined as an assault that involved (A) a dangerous weapon with intent to cause bodily injury (i.e., not merely to frighten) with that weapon; (B) serious bodily injury; or (C) an intent to commit another felony.